Pubs & Restaurants
'The Venue' here at Forest Barn Holidays - Catering can be provided by our own Chef, Paul, using very local produce. From a banquet to evening dinner in your barn. Booking is essential.
Mediterranean Cold Finger Buffet example - Native Breed Charcuterie from Lydney (including, venison chorizo, forest terrine and hams); Maggie's Cheese from Viney Hill; Savoury Biscuits from Frank's of Herefordshire; Kitchen Garden Preserves from Stroud; Local Breads; Apple Juice from Once Upon A Tree of Herefordshire; Grapes; Fresh Salads; Cherry Tomatoes; Grissini Breadsticks & Hummus.
If you are vegetarian, vegan or gluten intolerant please let us know in advance. Thank you
The Woodlands Freehouse and Restaurant - just a beautiful woodland short stroll away - Traditional English family run Pub Serving Food 11am - 9pm. Child and pet friendly.
The Red Hart Inn Blaisdon - within 15 mins of Forest Barns. A family run traditional free-house, they have oak beams, log fires and flagstone floors. They are in the good beer guide and the good pub guide and have the Camra Locale acreditation for supplying local real ales.
Good home-cooked food such as roast pork from their our own pigs, also lighter bites, childrens meals and traditional fayre such as steak & ale pie with suet pastry. There is a large beer garden and play area & are dog & child friendly.
Three Choirs Vineyard & Restaurant - The restaurant is set on a ridge overlooking the 75 acre vineyard. All dishes are prepared from fresh ingredients and where possible local produce is used.
Visitors are welcome to viist the shop and taste our wines prior to their meal. Service is relaxed to enable you to enjoy the beautiful setting.
The Butchers Arms, Clearwellis one of the oldest pubs in the Forest of Dean.
They have been welcoming locals and visitors alike since 1802 and pride ourselves in providing excellent service and good quality food.
The Ostrich Inn - NewlandProper 13th century country pub opposite the Cathedral of the Forest. 8 Real Ales. Great food.
Belfry, Littledean - within 5 mins of Forest Barn Holidays a varied menu to suit all tastes. Dishes include Chicken Supreme, Belfry Chicken, Ploughman's lunch and Salads, or traditional pub meals which include Scampi, Pie of the Day and Lasagne. They cater for all dietary needs which includes vegetarians, vegans or gluten-free.
Ship Inn, Newnham-on-Severn - within 10 mins. Perfectly located at "The home of the severn bore". When you dine at The Ship Inn you'll experience great tasting, well presented food. All the food is freshly prepared on the premises and sourced from local suppliers. Adrian endeavours to use only local foods that are in season and only of the highest quality.
River Spice Indian Restaurant is located within The Forge Hammer pub, Lower Lydbrook and set in the Wye Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
To compliment our fantastic new menu we are also able to offer a range of cask conditioned ales, draught lagers and ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks.
Offering a new and exciting taste of the Indian Sub-Continent, River Spice staff offer diners a completely new gastronomic experience, a wonderful place to take or meet your friends and family.
Brockweir and Hewelsfield Village Shop and Café
The Café has proved to be one of the most popular aspects of the Village Shop. It has become a lively meeting place for locals, and a haven for walkers - ideally situated as it is on Offa's Dyke - and for cyclists and tourists.
You can sit inside and look at the artwork on the walls, pick up a book from the free book loan shelves or just chat while you eat and drink.
Fair Trade organic coffee is always available, and you can choose from latte, esspresso or Americano, or choose from a range of traditional and herbal teas.
For food, try locally made cakes, scones and flapjacks, or if you need something more substantial, a freshly made filled roll or the hot meal of the day.
There is always locally made ice cream available.
We also have a license to serve alcohol with meals which gives you the opportunity to try some local beer or cider.
Child Friendly with a zip wire and swings and pet friendly too.
Glass House on slopes of May Hill - pub within 25 mins The Glasshouse Inn is a charming red bricked pub in a picturesque spot on the slopes of May Hill surrounded by beautiful countryside.
The Inn has been trading as a public house since 1891 and its strength lies firmly in its simplistic, unspoilt, almost timeless tradition. We have an excellent reputation for fine food and ales in a traditional pub atmosphere surrounded by beautiful countryside.
The Speech House - within 10 mins of Forest Barns. The Gloucestershire based Speech House offers all levels of dining experience from good Pub Food in the conservatory to fine dining in the restaurant.
The bar provides a perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy some traditional pub food, after travelling or sightseeing. If you are looking for a more formal dining environment, the beamed Verderer's Court restaurant reflects the room's continuing use as a courthouse for the Foresters of Dean, while the more intimate Freeminers Restaurant maintains links with one of the unique Forest traditions of Gloucestershire. Child and pet friendly.
The Cock Inn, Blakeney - within 10 mins of Forest Barns. A 16th Century coaching inn situated in Blakeney. A distinctive and much loved part of the local community that extends a warm welcome to locals and visitors alike. Great, food, drink and warm hospitality in a lovely area with a large beer garden to enjoy the scenery in the summer months and a warming log fire to make things cosy on colder days.
The Saracens Head Inn - Symonds Yat. Occupies a unique position on the East bank of the River Wye where it flows into a steep gorge on the edge of the Forest of Dean.
The Inn has a reputation for high quality food, using fresh local ingredients where possible, with a regularly changing menu and daily specials. Symonds Yat East is an AONB and nestles below Symonds Yat Rock with many scenic walks to be enjoyed. The Inn has an ancient hand ferry which is part of the circular walk to Biblins pedestrian suspension bridge.
Wye Valley picnics provide gourmet picnics from a fully catered picnic set up for you in a stunning location to a hamper delivered to your holiday cottage. The food for your picnic is chosen from local suppliers and prepared with love.
They have trekked hundreds of miles to find the best locations for their picnics. They can advise on the best walks for the weather conditions and the seasonal flora and fauna.
They can set up a celebratory picnic at the end of the Offa's Dyke Long Distance path, or on the Wye Valley Walk with stunning views towards Tintern Abbey.
They can suggest walks that are well off the beaten track yet offer some of the best views in England.
Or they can suggest a wonderful but easy to access site for less mobile or active picnicers.
Yew Tree, Cliffords Mesne about 25 mins Set in a glorious rural setting on the slopes of Mayhill, formerly a cider house, it retains many of the old features and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.
Food plays a big part at The Yew Tree with the emphasis on home cooked, local seasonal produce. A wonderful selection of local artisan ciders as well as kept ales is also available. Child and pet friendly.
Hear From Our Previous Guests...
Very stylish and comfortable School Rooms accommodation – and a great base for family days out.
Amy, John and family
This is the second holiday that we have had at the Chapel - we were so pleased with the service and accomodation. We arrived early and Geoff let us in straight away. The welcome hamper was lovely and the accomodation was beautifully clean and had everything we wanted/needed. We love this part of the country and the location is perfect for walking and relaxing. We will be booking again for next year without a doubt. Thank you to Lynda and Geoff for your excellent service and hospitalilty.
Sarah and Tom
Lovely property a real home from home, clean, comfortable, glamorous well thought out décor and touches to make the stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
Shirley and Edward